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Noh costume (atsuita)

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Noh theater robe (atsuita) for a female role with overall design of peony in white, yellow, browns, greens, blues and purple silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift from William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Kimono

Japanese, late Edo period, 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

147.3 x 141.6 cm (58 x 55 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.150

Medium or Technique

Silk; 2/1 twill weave ground with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes